Frequently Asked Questions


CJBAT Frequently Asked Questions

Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test

Q: Do I need to make an appointment to take the CJBAT?
A: Candidates will need to create a Pearson VUE account before being able to register (make an appointment) for an exam. The unique client candidate ID will be a nine alpha-numeric field. The prefix will be BAT followed by 6 numeric digits.

Once account is created, candidate will then search the exam they wish to take within their account. Listings will be shown as follows:

CJBATCO - Florida Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test - Correctional Officer

CJBATLEO - Florida Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test - Law Enforcement Officer   

Next, the candidate will search the test center listings for the closest one to them. Currently, Valencia West campus is the Test Center offering the CJBAT. 

 Q: How long is the CJABT?
A: You will have 1 ½ hours (90 minutes) to complete the exam.

Q: Is there a fee?
A: $39.00 Payment will be made through PearsonVue and subject to change by Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: You will need to bring a valid government issued photo ID and your payment. We will provide all other materials needed to test.

Q: Can I get extra time on the CJBAT?
A: Candidates need to request accommodations from Pearson VUE, as noted in the "Accommodations" section. The Pearson VUE Accommodations Team will schedule the appointments and make the necessary arrangements. All FDLE (BAT) exams should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.

Q: Can I retake the CJBAT if I need/want to?
A: Candidates can retake an exam only three times per year. They need to wait until the following year for another retake if they have retaken the exam three times already within the year.

Q: When do I get my scores?
A: Your scores are provided within ten minutes of completing your test.

 


CLEP Frequently Asked Questions

College Level Examination Program

Q: Do I need to be a Valencia student to take the CLEP?
A: Yes, you must be an active Valencia student to take the CLEP.

Q: Can I take the CLEP on any campus?
A: No. The CLEP is offered only offered on our East, West, and Osceola campuses.

Q: Do I need an appointment to take the CLEP?
A: CLEPs are available through appointment only. Appointments must be made via the RegisterBlast platform. Please make your appointment by clicking the campus in which you plan to test. 

West Campus CLEP Appointments

East Campus CLEP Appointments

Osceola Campus CLEP Appointments


Q: Is there a fee for the CLEP?
A: CLEP appointments cost $20.00 and the tests themselves are $87.00, coming to a total of $107.00. The cost for the test is set by CollegeBoard and is subject to change.

Q: Can I retake the CLEP?
A: There is a 90 day wait period to be eligible to retest.

Q: How long is the CLEP?
A: Most CLEPs are 90 minutes; the College Composition CLEP is 120 minutes.

Q: When do I get my scores?
A: For most CLEPs, you will receive an unofficial score report at the end of the test; for College Composition there is a 2-3 week review period for the essays. There is a 3-5 week wait period for Valencia to receive the official score transcript from CollegeBoard.


TEAS Frequently Asked Questions

Test of Essential Academic Skills

Q: Do I need to make an appointment to take the TEAS?
A: The TEAS requires an appointment. Please make your appointment by clicking the campus in which you plan to test. 

West Campus TEAS Appointments

East Campus TEAS Appointments

Osceola Campus TEASAppointments

Winter Park Campus TEAS Appointments

Lake Nona Campus TEAS Appointments

Poinciana Campus TEAS Appointments

Q: How long is the TEAS/what subjects are on the TEAS?
A: The TEAS is 4 sections: Reading, Math, Science, and English. The entire test is timed at exactly 3 hours and 29 minutes.

Q: Is there a fee?
A: Each attempt for current Valencia students is $65, and $85 for non-Valencia students.

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: You only need to bring a valid government issued photo ID, your payment, and login information for an ATI Testing account (Check the “TEAS Instructions” section of our website for more info on creating an account). We will provide all other materials needed to test.

Q: Can I get extra time on the TEAS?
A: Yes, you can have extended time if you have permission from the Office for Students with Disabiliteis at least 24 hours before testing.

Q: Can I retake the TEAS if I need/want to?
A: Yes. A 30 day wait period is required between attempts and you may only have 3 attempts in a 12 month period (this includes attempts at other institutions).

Q: When do I get my scores?
A: You scores are provided instantly upon completing the test.

Q: Are there any study or practice materials for the TEAS?
A: Practice materials are available through the ATI testing website.


Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

Q: Do I need to make an appointment to take the PERT?
A: No. The PERT is proctored on a walk-in basis at each campus’ Assessment Center.

Q: How long is the PERT?
A: The PERT is untimed so testers may take as long or little as they need, however, most people take around 2.5 to 3 hours to complete the test on average.

Q: How many questions are there/what subjects are on the PERT?
A: The PERT consists of 3 sections. Reading, Writing, and Math. Each section is 30 questions, and all the questions are multiple choice.

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: You only need to bring a valid government issued photo ID. We will provide all other materials needed to test.

Q: Can I use my own calculator?
A: No. A calculator will be provided for you on certain questions of the math sections.

Q: Is there a fee?
A: New Valencia students taking the PERT for the first time do not have to pay to take the PERT as long as they have paid an application fee, and retakes are $10 per attempt.

Q: Can I retake the PERT if I need/want to?
A: Yes. Information about the retake process will be provided upon completing your first attempt.

Q: Do my PERT scores expire? 
A: Your scores are valid for 2 years. If you have not started classes within the two years, you may be required to test again. 

Q: When do I get my scores?
A: Your scores are provided instantly upon finishing the test.

Q: Are there any study or practice materials for the PERT?
A: Physical copies of practice materials are available in any campus bookstore, and digital copies can be found on the “Taking the PERT” page of this website.


ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebraic Functions (AAF)

Q: What is the AAF?
A: The AAF is an optional math assessment that can be taken to place in classes above the College Algebra level.

Q: How do I qualify to take the AAF?
A: You must be eligible to take or enrolled College Algebra (MAC 1105).

Q: How long is the AAF?
A: The AAF is untimed so testers may take as long or little as they need, however, most people take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete the test on average.

Q: How many questions are on the AAF?
A: The AAF is comprised of 20 multiple choice questions.

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: You only need to bring a valid government issued photo ID. We will provide all other materials needed to test.

Q: Can I use my own calculator?
A: No. A calculator will be provided for you on certain questions during the test.

Q: Is there a fee?
A: No. Your first attempt at the AAF is free, retakes are $10 per attempt.

Q: Can I retake the AAF if I want to?
A: Yes. Information about the retake process will be provided upon completing your first attempt.

Q: When do I get my scores?
A: Your scores are provided instantly upon finishing the test.


Q: Do my AAF scores expire?
A: Your scores are valid for 2 years. If you have not started classes within the two years, you may be required to test again. 

Q: Are there any study or practice materials for the AAF?
A: Physical copies of practice materials are available in any campus bookstore, and digital copies can be found on the “Taking the AAF” page of this website.


ACCUPLACER ESL Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP)

Q: What is the ACCUPLACER ESL?
A: The LOEP is an assessment designed to evaluate your English skills if you have learned English as a second language.

Q: Why do I need to take the ACCUPLACER ESL?
A: If you learned English as a second language and did not qualify for Freshman Composition I (ENC 1101) then you are required to take the LOEP for class placement.

Q: Do I need to make an appointment to take the ACCUPLACER ESL?
A: No. The LOEP is proctored on a walk-in basis at each campus’ Assessment Center.

Q: How long is the ACCUPLACER ESL?
A: Most sections of the LOEP are untimed, but it takes most testers around 2 to 2.5 hours to complete the test on average.

Q: How many questions are there?
A: The LOEP consists of 4 sections. An essay section timed at 80 minutes, and 3 untimed sections (each with 20 multiple choice questions).

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: You only need to bring a valid government issued photo ID. We will provide all other materials needed to test.

Q: Is there a fee?
A: No. Your first attempt at the ACCPULACER ESL is free, retakes are $10 per attempt.

Q: Can I retake the ACCUPLACER ESL if I need/want to?
A: Yes. Information about the retake process will be provided upon completing your first attempt.

Q: When do I get my scores?
A: Your scores are provided instantly upon finishing the test, and you will be directed to speak with an advisor about your results.

Q: Are there any study or practice materials for the ACCUPLACER ESL?
A: Physical copies of practice materials are available in any campus bookstore, and digital copies can be found on the “Taking the ACCUPLACER ESL LOEP” page of this website.